The Cooperative Extension Program (CEP)-AgNR recently hosted Extending Your Growing Season: Crop Production in High Tunnel, a workshop focused on fall vegetable production in a high tunnel on September 16, 2017. The workshop’s main objective was to educate small producers about how to extend their growing season by producing crops during the fall. Ms. Grace …

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The wrath of Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, has affected many. It hit the Lone Star State on August 25 with winds reaching 130 miles per hour. According to the National Weather Service, the Houston area received more than 50 inches of water, translating the rainfall into an unprecedented flood. More than 24.5 trillion …

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Faculty member Dr. Doris Morgan-Bloom completed a Certificate Program in “Supervisory Essentials” at Texas A&M University over the course of several months. She was recognized at a ceremony in College Station on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Dr. Morgan-Bloom was also invited by the Black Faculty and Staff Association at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa …

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Biofuel production is geared towards using perennial grasses (e.g., bioenergy sorghum) instead of traditional grain crops because grasses are long-lived and thus do not need to be planted each year.  Perennial grasses also need less fertilizer, water, and energy for production, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and build soil carbon through extensive belowground biomass production. Bioenergy …

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Every fall, spring and summer semester, approximately 50 graduate and undergraduate students actively train with the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC). This summer, forty-eight graduate and under-graduate students were employed in different laboratories of the CARC. In an effort to capture their experience and recognize their contribution, CARC organized the 2017 Summer Student Research Symposium …

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On July 10-13, 2017, the Cooperative Extension Program’s 4-H & Youth Development unit and STEMULATION for Youth held their first Jr. Youth Leadership Lab on the main campus in Prairie View. Jr. YLL was day camp that gave 16 youth from Waller, Harris and Fort Bend counties hands-on learning experience in STEM activities such as …

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Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research; Dr. Haimanote K. Bayabil, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow; and Dr. Ripendra Awal, Research Scientist, all of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), recently published a peer-reviewed article entitled “Potential climate change impacts on citrus water requirement across major producing areas in the world” in the Journal of Water …

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Although the American Dairy Goat Association declares that goat milk contains more riboflavin and phosphorus than cow milk, goat milk has not gained popularity in the United States among milk drinkers. Around the world, populations consume goat milk for its taste and nutrients. According to the USDA, Texas has the largest number of goats in …

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National 4-H Council and Farm Credit partnered together for the sixth consecutive year to provide six Dallas County youth and one adult chaperone accompanied by CEP extension agent, Cynthia Pierfax, with the chance to experience Washington, D.C. as a part of the Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, …

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The Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) and the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) supported seven participants in the Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for High School Students this summer on the PVAMU Campus. The high school students spent six weeks, while the undergraduates spent eight, intimately involved in agricultural related projects. The high school …

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